A string of must-see music videos helped Harry Styles’ second solo album, last December’s Fine Line, propel hits well into 2020. Here’s an in-depth look at the bunch.
“Falling” (Feb. 28)
Stream total week ending Feb. 27: 3.3 million
Stream total week ending March 5: 5.9 million
After releasing a video for his top 10 hit “Adore You,” Styles delivered an equally emotive visual for the ballad “Falling,” which hit No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100. The clip shows the singer sitting at a piano filled with water in a shadowy room, wearing a Gucci chiffon gown with a train long enough to float.
“Watermelon Sugar” (May 18)
Stream total week ending May 14: 3.3 million
Stream total week ending May 21: 8.4 million
Styles dedicated this clip to “touching” upon its May release, relishing a time pre-social distancing when sharing a watermelon with friends on a beach wasn’t high-risk behavior. Originally issued in November 2019, the song surged in popularity following its video, earning Styles his first Hot 100 No. 1 in August.
“Golden” (Oct. 26)
Stream total week ending Oct. 22: 1.3 million
Stream total week ending Oct. 29: 6.3 million
“Golden” had only briefly entered the Hot 100 upon the release of Fine Line, but when Styles unveiled the gorgeous video for the album’s opening track — in which he sprints around the Amalfi Coast in a billowy white button-down — the track reentered the chart, peaking at No. 74.